A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 152 km SSW of Chirikof Island, Alaska (94 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:10:05 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak16991056, us1000aqk8. Unique identifier: us1000aqk8. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/17 / 2017-10-06 19:10:05 / October 6, 2017 @ 7:10 pm. Exact location, longitude -156.8504° West, latitude 54.6447° North, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 152 km SSW of Chirikof Island, Alaska.
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